Ellis Lane, New South Wales
Sydney, New South Wales
|Population||808 (2011 census)|
|Location||65 km (40 mi) from Sydney CBD|
The area now known as Ellis Lane was originally home to the Gandangara people of the Southern Highlands although the Muringong, southernmost of the Darug people, were also known to inhabit the area. In 1805, wool pioneer John Macarthur was granted 5,000 acres (20 km²) at Cowpastures (now Camden). Ellis Lane is still primarily a rural locality.
Ellis Lane lies in the south ward of Camden Council, currently represented by Chris Patterson (who is also the Mayor of Camden), Eva Campbell and Fred Whiteman. It sits within the state electorate of Camden, represented by Labor's Geoff Corrigan, the former Mayor of Camden, and the federal electorate of Macarthur, represented by Liberal's Pat Farmer, the former ultra-marathon runner. Centennial Lane is a street off Ellis Lane and is a part of the Ellis Lane Suburb
At the 2011 census, there were 808 residents in Ellis Lane. The most common ancestries in Ellis Lane were English 33.0%, Australian 27.3%, Irish 10.2%, Scottish 6.6% and Italian 4.3%. The top responses for religious affiliation were Catholic 37.9%, Anglican 31.8%, No Religion 8.9%, Uniting Church 5.3%, and Presbyterian and Reformed 3.2%. School Education (8.1%) was the major industry of employment and other major industries included Building Installation Services 4.9%, Medical Services 3.6%, Land Development and Site Preparation Services 2.7% and Residential Building Construction 2.2%. The median household weekly income was $1,916, a lot higher than the national median of $1,234. In Ellis Lane, 100% of the dwellings were separate houses.
- Steve Robinson (2008). "Ellis Lane". Dictionary of Sydney. Retrieved 27 September 2015. [CC-By-SA]
- Steve Robinson (2008). "Camden West". Dictionary of Sydney. Retrieved 25 September 2015. [CC-By-SA]